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  1. I'm having a hard time wrapping by head around how machines are supposed to get content for adding features in an environment with SCCM. I know I can apply a group policy that sets a the Repair Source to a network location but as I understand it, enabling the Windows 10 Features on Demand product on the software update point should make those files available in SCCM. Is the WSUS\SCCM source only used when I want to push these features to new machines via Software Updates? Do I still need to maintain a network repair source for one off occasions when a user goes to add a feature to their machine? Issues I'm currently seeing: Windows Update is blocked in our environment, when someone tries to add a feature from the the Turn Windows features on or off window it never finishes and hangs on "Downloading required features". Do I have to maintain a repair source and point clients to it? Second, I see lots Software Updates available in SCCM for Feature On Demand (i.e. FeatureOnDemandInternetExplorer, FeatureOnDemandDotNet35, etc) but not any to install Hyper-V. How can I push Hyper-V to existing machines via Software Update? As it stands today, people can't install it themselves because of the first issue and I don't see a way to push it via Software Updates.
  2. I'm running SCCM 2012 R2 SP1. I know the Hardware 5A - Console Users on a Specific Computer report has worked in the past though I don't recall how long ago I last used it. Definitely before the upgrade to R2 SP1. I read this technet article and checked the WMI class SMS_SystemConsoleUsage under \\<Machine Name>\root\cimv2\sms\. Unlike the scenario described in that article, the TopConsoleUser property is present on my machines and shows the right user. I also verified in my client settings, the hardware inventory classes include SMS_SystemConsoleUsage and SMS_SystemConsoleUser (all properties). I'm stumped. The data is present on the client and should be collected, it's just not showing up in the report. Anyone seen this before?
  3. Well I just went for it. I tried without WSUS installed first and the wsyncmgr.log reported errors that no WSUS was configured. I removed the SUP role, installed WSUS on the secondary site with the database feature (not the WID) and chose to not store updates locally, then reinstalled the role. The SUP role installed and is checking in and is happy now.
  4. I have a secondary site in a DMZ. Clients there can't connect to the primary site's WSUS\Software Update Point on port 8530 but the secondary site server in the DMZ can. Do I need to install WSUS on the secondary site before I install the software update point? If so, can WSUS use the SQL Express database that installed with the secondary site or should I configure it with the WID database? Thanks! c
  5. I ran into this at one point. You probably have an old revision of an application that references the dependency even though the current one does not. To check this figure out which Application it's griping about, right click it > Revision History. You can delete old revisions here.
  6. Thank you Peter, that's an interesting tool. I'll check it out. J├Ârgen your blog post is the one I remembered seeing, I just couldn't find it now that I needed it! Our machine names are based a combination of a few WMI variables so I'm sure I can come up with some way to do something similar. Thanks for you help rediscovering it.
  7. I've always done this directly in AD using this Move Old Computers script as a base to start from. This script moves the machines to an OU that AD System Group Discovery doesn't discover.
  8. I need to swap the AV client on a few thousand machines. I have a collection that shows all machines with a specific version of an .exe file that belongs to the old AV client that is no longer present post upgrade. I have other collections that divide that one by departmental OU so I can target different departments on different nights. The head of one of those groups wants his team broken down further, he'd like them done over two different nights. I tried creating a collection that targets machines ending in even or odd IP addresses but there's lots of overlap since some machines show several different values in SMS_R_System.IPAddresses. Using MAC address isn't much better since laptops have at least 2. Has anyone found a way to split collections somewhat randomly that is self maintaining? I'm pretty sure I've seen methods for doing this, I just don't remember where I found them...
  9. Thanks Bendes. I didn't think about the log. I'll check that.
  10. I'm trying to recover a primary site that was setup by someone else. The database lives on another server so it's safe. I'm trying to figure out where they have the site backup going. I know it was configured but I don't know where it was writing the files. I can get the server up well enough to search the registry but I can't get the console open so I'm hoping someone can tell me where that location is stored. Anyone have any ideas? I guess worst case I could stand up a new instance then configure the backup to point to a unique location then search the registry for that location but I'm trying to avoid that. Thanks in advance for the assist.
  11. UPDATE: I deleted a package using the Manage Distribution Points wizard. Then used the same to copy it over individually. It eventually installed correctly. I expect this will fix the other 9 or so packages that are currently in Install Pending state. This seems odd to me that it did not work because MS documentation makes it seem like it should: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb680476.aspx
  12. I used the guides here to help setup a SCCM 2007 branch distirubion point, they were very helpful and everything went fine. It's up and running and in an existing boundary. I started moving packages over one at a time by right clicking them > Manage Distribution Points > Copy the package to a new distribution point. That worked great, the packages installed as expected but I have quite a few so I searched and found the Copy Packages Wizard. It sounded like exactly what I needed so last night I kicked off that process. This morning all of the packages that did not already exist on the branch DP were installed successfully overnight. The 8 - 10 packages that I had already copied over individually using the Manage Distribution Points Wizard are all stuck in Install Pending state. What log files should I be looking at to chase this down? I don't see anything related in the sender.log
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